Microsoft Windows 7 Assistance During a keynote speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer announced the beta release of the Windows 7 operating system. The beta version of Windows was offered for a limited time for downloading at select Microsoft sites. In the course of the presentation, CEO Balmer demonstrated innovative features and key improvements incorporated into Windows and driven by consumer feedback. Areas focused on by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover speed, protection, reliability, functionality, extended battery life, and simplicity. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers dramatic improvement.

Microsoft Windows 7 features quicker startup, shut down, and wakeup from standby; no-hassle LAN configuration and file and printer sharing; consolidated device administration; plus advanced multitouch support. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft's Steve Balmer Previews Microsoft Windows 7

How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Assist You to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help your company to test the beta version of Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to determine its performance and reliability working with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the potential business benefits of moving to Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can assist you to plan and implement a smooth migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a your current version of Windows.

Progent's consultants offer a variety of other affordable support options to improve the productivity, reliability, protection, performance, and manageability of information networks that incorporate workstations powered by Microsoft Windows 7:

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts offer a wide range of affordable services to help your company to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online assistance for single computers or laptops or work with your business to plan and implement a company-wide migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate productively with all Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, SQL databases, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to help you to plan for and complete a site relocation or merger organized to cause minimal disruption of your business.

Virtual Instruction for Workstation Applications
Progent provides live virtual education for an array of desktop applications and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online education provides all the advantages of conventional in-person seminars, including immediate communication between students and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the schedules of multiple trainees. Available to individuals or groups of all sizes, live online learning permits the teacher to run the seminar from a remote facility and the clients can be dispersed throughout an office or all over the the U.S. Virtual training deploys powerful teaching tools such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specific topics or longer in time and broader in scope. Instructors and students can go through examples individually or as a group.

64-bit Migration Consulting for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit version that sets a new standard for desktop reliability and capacity. However, for the majority of organizations the upgrade to 64-bit processing is challenging due to the requirement to make a clean setup on each PC. This involves reconfiguring programs, saving and restoring data files, and installing 64-bit drivers. Although businesses in most cases are already using 64-bit hardware, the work needed to benefit fully from this resource appears excessively difficult. Yet because Windows 7 usually calls for a clean install, it can be a great opportunity to move up to 64-bit reliability and performance, which is possible with virtually no additional effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts have in-depth backgrounds designing and performing major, minimally disruptive OS migrations of in-place desktops and can help your company get the most out of your network dollars by performing the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing at the same time.

Change and Update Management Automation
Progent's network management professionals can help you set up an information system built around Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is simple to manage. Progent's consultants have in-depth experience providing small and midsize businesses SMS Server expertise to reduce IT administration's workload, improve network security, boost efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are installed, police software licensing compliance, and track patterns of software usage to enable a more efficient purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can assist your company to execute a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from Microsoft SMS Server 2003 for more complete management automation and can help your business to move to Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's qualified security engineers can deliver a selection of budget-friendly small business security inventory bundles and enterprise security assessment service bundles designed to give organizations of any size an opportunity to get an objective look at the effectiveness of their protection profile. The packages vary from a low-cost external scan and evaluation option for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level solution for corporations who have to comply with security standards demanded by state regulators or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, engineers with high-level security accreditations evaluate and summarize collected information and make suggestions for effective improvements.

High-availability Network Design
Progentís consulting experts can assist you to implement a fault-tolerant network architecture with features that can include Microsoft Windows Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet connections, system load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-qualified network engineers who can show you how to utilize virtualization to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also help you create a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that includes periodic disaster recovery preparedness audits and testing.

Call Center Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services team of certified technical professionals offers your clients easy access to a dependable technical resource with years of background delivering phone assistance and online repair for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on earning the Call Center a respected image as a key contributor to business productivity. Progent's target is to fix rather than merely record problems. Progent offers full Helpdesk outsourcing or transparently supplement your current Help Desk. Progent can also assist your company to identify and implement the latest technology for creating or improving your internal Helpdesk.

For more information about Progent's consulting support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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